Taberna Tapas

4.5
913 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
Spanish Tapas, serving lunch & dinner.
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SM
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful favorite of ours! New menu offers expanded choices with old favs still available. Great location for my birthday lunch with a close friend to catch up on life!

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VY
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing paella!! Best in the area. The wine suggested by the server was excellent!

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KS
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Food orders served quickly. Very efficient and friendly staff.

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j
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My husband and I met up with a friend and the three of us shared tapas plates and had drinks. The noise level at first was incredibly loud, but as people headed to DPAC (or whatever emptied the place), it got better. The food options were interesting and appeared to be authentic, at least they looked similar to dishes we saw in Spain. The beer selection was surprisingly limited, especially considering the local brewery offerings. We did, however, enjoy the vermut and sherry options to end the meal.

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N
Raleigh
55 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Usually we enjoy this restaurant, however last time I service was terrible. Both our appetizers were forgotten. They were brought at the end and comped. Food was good as usual.

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A
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

All four times we've been there they've been unable to receive our bar drinks in anything close to a timely manner. They are very apologetic, but nothing has changed in five months. Literally, we order drinks, peruse the menu, ask where our drinks are, order our food, and receive our food before our drinks are up. It really undermines an otherwise nice experience.

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DM
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent and the server was nice, but the bar was slow and it took a long time to get our drinks.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

This wasn’t first time there, but unfortunately won’t be my first choice in downtown Durham. Restaurant wasn’t full, but the drinks took forever, and either the kitchen or server forgot part of our order and overall, the food just wasn’t as tasty as I remembered. Couldn’t believe they put mayonaise on the bread with jamon and manchego!! That was not a true tapa from Spain. Hope things will improve.

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Q
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was great. Great place for a business dinner or gathering of friends!

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R
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Reservation was at 6:30 on a Monday. It took over 20 minutes to get our drinks. By 7:20 there was no food so we canceled the order and left (we were seeing a show at 8). Staff was apologetic but provided no reasoning. It did seem like this was not normal.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We were there for an hour and 15 minutes. One of us got all of their order in 5 minutes. The other didn’t get their food for an hour and then the wrong food. Terrible.

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San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Mother’s day and also our anniversary.

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RV
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! The food is fantastic! Will go back again.

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C
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fabulous food, beautiful restaurant, great location, great service. When my family and I went on a Friday night, though, it was so loud that we had a hard time hearing ourselves talk at our own table, more like a nightclub than a restaurant. Otherwise, super and would definitely recommend.

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dosty was amazing, drinks and food were amazing as always.. Melissa (Missy) looked beautiful tonight. Will return and recommend..

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S
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Germaine in Main cocktail is my new favorite. Will be back for that again!

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AV
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good overall. My friend enjoyed the empanadas. The pollo paella was flavorful, but not the best I have ever had (being from Miami originally!). I also enjoyed the Brussel sprouts while my friend felt they were over-salted. I was pleased by the variety of gluten free and other options for those of us with food allergies and intolerances (although a dessert option would be nice). The service was great. Our server was attentive, and kind and the atmosphere was welcoming. The only issue I would raise on the environment is that it was rather warm inside the dining area. Apparently, the air conditioning was not working effectively. Otherwise, one of the better dining experiences I have had in the Durham area. I would return and recommend to friends.

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Cancun
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible, everything!

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TK
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waitress was awesome. Her recommendations were on point. She checked on us without hovering or rushing us. Engaged with us & everything we ordered came out in a timely manner, & was delicious! Highly recommended!

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MH
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great selection of tapas and small plates, all good. Beverage selection is also great. Service is friendly and efficient.

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CC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food selection, beautifully prepared and very tasty; nice specialty cocktail menu and a by the glass selection of wines; service attentive but not intrusive

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C
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The only negative comment about our dining experience was that it was uncomfortably warm in the restaurant...I was literally sweating by the time we left.

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P
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicioso! Didn’t bring the appetizer we ordered, but were quick to remedy, and we were allowed to keep the wrong one, and the right one came quickly. Attentive staff.

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T
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and variety, friendly service, and a place where you can actually hear the conversation you’re having with your table!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good and service were excellent! I would not sit outside again as a vagabond cased our table and inevitably tried to steal my friends purse. We will go back but we will sit inside.

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f
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great location, food selection and prices. The food arrived very quickly and the attention by the servers was very good.

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s
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love Tabera Tapas, and it was my choice for a birthday dinner. We all had a great time, and the food was, as always, delicious!

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

First time there and although the tapas were tasty, the cheese tray was kind of stale, the server was overly busy and the bar was terribly slow with an 86 on certain wines and all beers. I wouldn’t go again with all of the other nice restaurants in Durham.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wine!

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good! The food was lacking a little salt for certain dishes but overall very good. Savannah was a very attentive member of the wait staff! Will be returning !

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Thoroughly disappointed. Server was unenthusiastic and food was served cold, in small portions. We are no strangers to tapas, but this place is a joke.

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JA
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One slip up by the waiter, but otherwise, food was extremely tasty!

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M
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed our meal, very creative dishes. For some reason, one of the dishes that was put in first never arrived. The server was perplexed. Perhaps it was given to another table. Other than that, we enjoyed it.

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c
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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CF
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great food. Makes my mouth water remembering! Great for meat eaters as well as vegetarians and vegans, so I can go there with anyone!

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food sub par as well as service. Used to be good but not any more.

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O
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointing - we had eaten here a year or so ago and thought it was worth coming back for. It didn't live up to our memory. Iberico ham tasted like supermarket packaged meat and the bread matched, it was really bad. Measly potion but passed over that because it wasn't worth the calories. Bacon wrapped dates were good and my wife liked the octopus. Paella came very quickly which was not expected. Prawns were nicely cooked but the dish lacked seasoning. Maybe we are spoilt as our benchmark is Curate in Asheville, to be fair it would be difficult for anywhere to match them, but Taberna wasn't even close.

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NW
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Nothing to write home about. We had the paella, which was good but didn't come out hot.

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JD
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were lovely, I only took one star off due to the noise. We were a table of 5 seated at a 4 top and we could still hardly hear one another. So, if you aren't wanting an in-depth conversation with those your dining with, you will enjoy the evening immensely, because all of the rest of it is pretty fantastic!

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l
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love bringing out of town guests to Taberna and are never disappointed. We especially love the cocktail menu.
We tried the Flan dessert this time and will definitely order it again!

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